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Offline Signothorn

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Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« on: March 31, 2019, 10:33:30 PM »
I decided to buy a couple of mobile themes for SMF (Our forum) in an attempt to make it easier to navigate the with a smaller screened mobile device, like your phone. I'd like some feedback if anyone has time. I haven't modified colors or anything, so if you'd like a darker theme, I can probably modify it.

Before you use it, just keep two things in mind. The forum will use the same theme across all devices, so your computer will also default to this theme, but that's a super easy fix when you switch. The other thing is the drop down box in the upper right corner of the forum that allows you to switch themes super quick, isn't compatible with these mobile themes, so you'll need to test the theme by going into your profile. The easiest way for me, is to use my computer to switch the theme, then visit on my phone when I'm out and about. You can also do this on your mobile device however.

First, click the "profile" button at the top menu of the site. No need to select a drop down, just click to enter your profile. Next select "Look and Layout" from the "Modify Profile" button within your profile as pictured below.


Select to change themes as outlined in this pic.



Last, scroll down to the bottom of the list and select either mobile theme. They are both slightly different, so feel free to mess around with both and give me feedback. I do have the ability in at least one of them to collapse the child boards, so you have a little less going on as you scroll down.



To revert back, simply repeat these steps and select your favorite desktop theme from the list, or use the drop down menu from your PC in the upper right corner. I find navigating the mobile theme from my phone was fairly straight forward and easier to navigate, but I'll await your feedback. Thanks!

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 11:07:09 PM »
I don't seem to have it on my phone.

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 11:31:08 PM »
I think I goofed something up on my end that I presumably just fixed. Try once more please.

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 11:39:58 PM »
I think I goofed something up on my end that I presumably just fixed. Try once more please.
It appeared now, but I'm not sure if it must look like this.

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 11:45:08 PM »
Mobile mod2 don't seem to work for me, the other one works fine.

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 11:49:13 PM »
Interesting. I'm using a Galaxy s7 with Android. What are you using?

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 12:06:40 AM »
Xiaomi Mi A1 with Android one.

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 09:40:50 PM »
The regular smf4mobile theme works very well for me on my phone. I have a similar experience with the other one. Anyone else willing to give it a go, so I can get more feedback from a larger pool? Please also post what type of phone you have in your response, if you don't mind.

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2019, 01:12:08 AM »
I installed a new theme called mobile-desktop. Setting aside the colors, how does it look on a phone? It's supposed to be scale well between desktop and mobile.

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Re: Mobile Friendlier Forum Themes
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2019, 03:50:42 AM »
I installed a new theme called mobile-desktop. Setting aside the colors, how does it look on a phone? It's supposed to be scale well between desktop and mobile.
It looks like the regular themes, constant zooming required. The mobile one is definitely better, but I would prefer more darker version. Like black and blue perhaps?